Africa Tech

RS Components launches e-commerce platform for Sub-Saharan Africa

06-22-2018 | 11:07:00
RS Components has launched the Africa e commerce site to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries.

CutterCroix expands into South Africa with National Glass Distribution

06-22-2018 | 09:27:08
CutterCroix LLC, a software company helping clients manage critical functions of their business, and National Glass Distribution, a distributor of glass and aluminum products in South Africa have begun activating clients on NG Customer Connect.

[Kenya] Safaricom targets 100k farmers with digifarm depot in Meru

06-22-2018 | 07:04:58
Safaricom in partnership with iProcure, FarmDrive and Arifu have opened four Digifarm depots in Meru County of Eastern Kenya.

Vodacom introduces Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers

06-21-2018 | 09:31:00
Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft today introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers.

[Namibia] NORED engages Headway to improve IT service delivery

06-21-2018 | 08:19:00
NORED Electricity engaged Headway Consulting to ensure a consistently high standard of service delivery for its customers. Being an electricity provider is fraught with potential challenges and issues.

itel debuts three smartphones on Android Oreo system in Africa

06-21-2018 | 06:19:28
itel, has announced the launch its first three smartphones which run on the Android™ Oreo™ operating system (Go edition) -- itel P32, A32F and A15, into the African market.

Online platform launched to support Africa Free Trade Agreement

06-20-2018 | 10:34:00
The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) has launched its knowledge platform coming after the historic signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

WorldRemit announces football partnership With Kwesé TV

06-20-2018 | 08:20:00
WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service, has signed a deal with Pan-African broadcaster Kwesé TV to use the power of football to scale up its global operations and help more people save money on international transfers.

Kenya, ECA to grow and protect startups

06-20-2018 | 08:16:00
Kenya will work with the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to protect and grow start-up tech innovations and to unlock pension funds to deploy in developing the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

Telkom Kenya repositions Enterprise division to power businesses

06-20-2018 | 06:21:46
Telkom Kenya has repositioned its Telkom Enterprise Division promising to enhance Kenya’s business growth.

MyBucks secures funding for SME finance in Uganda

06-19-2018 | 11:44:48
Frankfurt-listed FinTech, MyBucks S.A. had secured a term loan facility arranged by Symbiotics S.A to finance SME lending in Uganda.

[Kenya] Safaricom launches loyalty drive to reward MPESA customers

06-19-2018 | 06:31:56
Kenyan telecommunication company Safaricom has launched a loyalty promotion that seeks to reward all M-PESA customers and agents.

Africar Group now available in 40 countries

06-19-2018 | 06:18:07
Africar Group, the leading and largest car marketplaces network in sub-saharan Africa is now covering a population of more than 800 million people, helping local individuals and professionals buy and sell their vehicles faster and safer than ever,

NuRAN and Africa Mobile Network in deal to expand network access

06-18-2018 | 08:44:00
NuRAN Wireless Inc. has signed an agreement with Africa Mobile Networks, a wholesale mobile operator, to supply its rural 2G radio access network (RAN) solutions for a minimum of five countries.

Google to open Artificial Intelligence research center in Ghana

06-18-2018 | 08:21:00
Google plans to open an artificial-intelligence research center in Accra, Ghana, the latest in a string of investments the tech company has made in Africa.
 
Features

[Africa Tech Week] Training eyes on startups, World Cup

06-21-2018 | 09:52:00
A burgeoning demand for improved services across key economic sectors, a boom in tech startups and the World Cup have this week shaped the space of ICT in Africa.

[Column] Tando Mtintsilana: Cyber security in modern revolution

06-19-2018 | 06:09:24
Technology is advancing at an accelerated pace and needs no further mentioning. Every browser tab, website ad and digital article serve as constant reminders that we’re being driven towards the next revolutionary age.

[Africa Tech Week] Of blockchain baby and bridging digital divide

06-12-2018 | 13:46:00
Technology has for another week been at the center of the continent’s most highlighted activities with both governments and private sector reaping from commitment to the sector

[Startup Interview] Melkisedek Ausiku, founder, LEFA, Namibia

06-12-2018 | 08:42:00
LEFA is an on-demand cab hailing mobile application that connects clients to cab drivers through a mobile application system. The word “lefa” is derived from the Oshiwambo word for lift.

[Column] Mohamed Madkour: What will drive Africa’s digital economy?

06-12-2018 | 08:07:19
Access to technology changes people’s lives, improves business and drives economic growth – that much is a fact of life.

[Column] Maria Auma & Matthew Downing: Africa working in the cloud

06-05-2018 | 11:00:00
Africa has the oldest economic history in the world. It is common knowledge that humans originated from Africa, but not so common is the knowledge that the first trade routes and economic systems were birthed in Africa from the exchange of different kinds of metals and shells.

[Startup Interview] Jonathan Kgatshe, CEO Myteksonic, South Africa

06-04-2018 | 11:45:00
Myteksonic a South African digital technology solutions company is tapping into the growing internet of things buzz to introduce world class smart technologies to South African companies and homes through a unique international shipping model.

[Africa Tech Week] More 4G LTE networks

06-01-2018 | 13:08:00
The World Bank Group supports some African countries to build capacity in key cyber security areas and more countries are expanding 4G LTE network rollouts

[Vacancy] Freelance Tech Journalist

06-01-2018 | 12:47:00
Africa Business Communities is looking for a freelance African journalist/webmaster, specialized in ICT and Telecom, for the Africa Tech Platform

[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: The speed of Technology- Bucks have become bits and bytes

05-29-2018 | 10:01:00
Technology is becoming increasingly safe, online shopping is not a rarity any more, even here in Namibia.

[Column] Rahmon Ojukotola: Is Africa ready for working in the cloud?

05-28-2018 | 10:44:00
Cloud computing has made a positive impact on development targets in Africa. The Cloud enables Africans to access storage capacity they would otherwise be unable to afford for free with services such as Google drive or Dropbox.

[Column] John Enoh: Revolutionising e-payment solutions in Africa

05-24-2018 | 09:52:00
Electronic payment is an emerging form of payment within the fintech industry and has become one of the most popular payment forms in Africa. The drive of the industry is the speed and simplicity of opening new accounts, recruit new merchants and customers.

[Startup Interview] Jerry Oche, CEO, Growsel, Nigeria

05-23-2018 | 10:34:00
Growsel is a Nigeria based Agritech startup that is working with farmers to simplify activities from farm to folk using ICT.

[Startup Interview] Mary Mwangi, CEO Data Integrated Limited, Kenya

05-22-2018 | 14:50:00
Data Integrated Limited (DIL) was one of four winners of the MEST Africa challenge and will participate in a pitch challenge to showcase their solution at the MEST Africa Summit

[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: Namibia poises to embrace the new 'smartified' world

05-21-2018 | 13:56:00
The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians. Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real world benefits enabled through connectivity.